UF Law E-Discovery Project
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The UF Law E-Discovery Project is a multidisciplinary endeavor to support the civil litigation process through electronic discovery law courses, research, the development of information retrieval method and tools, and offering electronic discovery skills training for practicing attorneys and litigation support professionals through public conferences and continuing legal educational offerings.
The UF Law E-Discovery Project is supported by generous contributions from ICAIR, The International Center for Automated Research at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
Watch the Recording of the Free Webinar on The New Federal E-Discovery Rules Amendments: Counsel's New Duties and Ethical ResponsibilitiesThis one-hour webinar took place on September 15th. Presenters and panel guests discussed new practice imperatives, duties and obligations under the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure including discovery proportionality requirements and the degree of culpability required to impose sanctions. The webinar panel featured Gary Jones, U.S. Magistrate Judge, the Honorable Ralph Artigliere, and William Hamilton, University of Florida E-Discovery Project.The webinar is approved for Florida CLE creditand South Carolina CLE Credit.
3rd Annual Electronic Discovery Conference--Watch The Recording!
The 3rd Annual Electronic Discovery Conference was a huge success with nearly 500 engaged on campus and online registrants and 20 national experts!
The Conference focused its attention this year on litigation involving social media, the cloud, and mobile devices. Data from a multitude of social platforms and mobile devices capture our movements, our moods, and the everyday moments of our lives. That data is stored everywhere – on our devices, at remote locations, and in the cloud. This critical information can make or break any litigation and investigation.
Do you know what data your automobile, Fitbit, iPhone and a plethora of embedded electronic devices capture and record? Do you know how to efficiently and defensibly identify and collect this important digital data, or how to integrate it with traditional electronically stored information? Do you know how to use all of it to make your case and to tell your winning story? The Conference panels will show you how.
The Decade of Discovery
On January 20, 2015, the UF College of Law hosted a screening of The Decade of Discovery; a documentary of events that took place at The White House and in U.S. Courts (circa. 2002-2012). After the screening, the film’s producer and director Joe Looby, United States Magistrate Judge John Facciola, former Director of Litigation for the National Archives and now Drinker Biddle partner Jason R. Baron, and University of Maryland computer scientist Doug Oard discussed the documentary and fielded questions from the audience.
Afterwards, a distinguished panel discussion took place. View the webcast of the discussion.
The movie is available on Vimeo from 10th Mountain Films for $9.99, if you would like to enjoy it in conjunction with the panel discussion.
E-Discovery Speaker Series
The ICAIR E-Discovery Project Speakers Series brings distinguished e-discovery professionals to the University of Florida campus speak on the latest trends in e-discovery and to meet with UF law students to discuss e-discovery career paths.
“Information Retrieval for E-Discovery”
by Douglas W. Oard
The slide deck from a presentation to the University of Florida Computer Science Department on January 20, 2015.
“Technology and E-Discovery Competence: Enhancing Your Career Options” by The Honorable John M. Facciola
Recent E-Discovery Project Publications
Florida Bar Journal, May 2014
“SMART Electronic Legal Discovery Via Topic Modeling” White Paper
AAAI Publications, Presented at The Twenty-Seventh International Flairs Conference
Random Sampler Application
Advanced E-Discovery Law School Course
UF Law is adding a specialized course on the types of search and review gaining prominence in electronic discovery. It is part of the “skills” component of UF Law’s offering and will feature hands-on practice and exercises with actual data and the most current software. This unique course is taught by William Hamilton, a nationally recognized leader in electronic discovery education and business litigation, and by John Tredennick, the Founder and CEO of Catalyst.